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  • Obama announces Chuck Hagel resignation from Pentagon

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded it's an "appropriate time" for him to complete his service.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • DeKalb levy to get public hearing

    DeKALB – DeKalb residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on the city's proposed tax levy at the DeKalb City Council meeting today.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • DeKalb aldermen to vote on update to liquor code

    DeKALB – DeKalb leaders today will update a section of the city’s liquor code they strategically left out when revising it three years ago.
    Nov. 23, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Hillary Clinton backs Obama immigration move

    NEW YORK –Hillary Rodham Clinton voiced support Friday for President Barack Obama’s use of executive actions to protect about 5 million immigrants fro ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • DeKalb County to hire with increased funding

    By ERIC R. OLSON- eolson@shawmedia.com and ANDREA AZZO- aazzo@shawmedia.com SYCAMORE – A boost in st ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 9:38 am
  • Dems push Pietrowski as leader

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board will have a new chairman in December, and Democrats, who hold a majority of the seats, have decided who they would ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Oops! Obama administration erred on health law sign-ups

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care law, a dis ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Bruce Rauner: Illinois' finances 'stunningly bad'

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad" and it will require "strong action" to fix it. But he's n ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Obama to announce immigration action Thursday

    WASHINGTON – In a broad test of his executive powers, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday he will sidestep Congress and order his own federal ac ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:27 am
  • DeKalb County enterprise zone gets unanimous OK from County Board

    SYCAMORE – Now that DeKalb County Board members have approved the county’s bid for an enterprise zone, the next step will be to have local municipalit ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Jeb Bush faces backlash over education record

    MIAMI – Jeb Bush made his mark as Florida's governor by overhauling the state's schools. As he ponders a potential run for president, his education po ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois minimum wage would be $11 under plan OK'd by Senate panel

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:26 pm
  • Tom Cross concedes Illinois treasurer's race to Mike Frerichs

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Tom Cross has conceded the Illinois treasurer's race to Democrat Mike Frerichs.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Obama plan won't grant immigrants federal benefits

    WASHINGTON – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally would be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits but not entitled ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • DeKalb County Board expected to vote on deficit budget

    SYCAMORE – During the past several weeks, county officials have shaved $60,000 off the proposed spending plan so they only use $740,000 in savings.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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